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Alumni and Friends

From Botswana to Los Angeles, OSU biochemistry alum now on the front lines of COVID-19

Since graduating from OSU with a degree in biochemistry & biophysics, Bango has been in the Peace Corps, worked in a malaria research laboratory in Botswana and is now working on the front lines of COVID-19 testing and treatment in Los Angeles County, California.

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Biomedical Science

Oregon State University adds second week of coronavirus prevalence sampling in Newport

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, will return to Newport for two more days of sampling this weekend, July 11-12.

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Students

Microbiology student featured on Science Friday

Microbiology major Sarah Olson Michel shares summer science book recommendations on Ira Flatow's Science Friday show.

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Biomedical Science

TRACE results suggest 3.4% of Newport community infected with SARS-CoV-2

Preliminary results from door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that 3.4% of the Newport community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on June 20-21.

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News

Biochemists receive NSF award to probe protein in coronavirus genome

Biochemists at OSU have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue research on the SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

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Students

Continuing a family tradition: Mahtab Brar pursues a future in medicine

Despite early reservations, Mahtab Singh Brar graduated from Oregon State in spring as an Honors biology major and pre-med option. He will start medical school at OHSU in the fall to begin his career in medicine.

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Microbiology

Steve Giovannoni to lead Department of Microbiology

Giovannoni is an internationally recognized microbiologist whose research on microbial diversity, genomics, carbon cycle and ecology in oceanic ecosystems is globally impactful. His research team is deeply engaged in predicting what will happen as the oceans warm and become more acidic.

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Materials Science

Historic blue pigment discovered at Oregon State approved for commercial use

The vibrant blue discovered by Oregon State University researcher Mas Subramanian has cleared its final regulatory hurdle: The Environmental Protection Agency has approved its use for commercial purposes, including in paint for the artists who have long coveted it.

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty excellence: Promotions and tenure 2020

Congratulations to the following faculty for receiving promotions and /or tenure for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Trace-Covid in Newport
Biomedical Science

Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Newport

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Newport on June 20-21.

Trace-Covid in Bend
Biomedical Science

Trace sampling in Bend suggests one person in 1000 infected with SARS-CoV-2

Results from two days of door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University and OSU-Cascades suggest that one person in 1,000 in the Bend community during the weekend of May 30-31 had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Students

The class of 2020 finishes strong!

Congratulations to the Oregon State College of Science class of 2020! Despite massive challenges, our Science students have shown incredible resilience, grit and determination to succeed in their courses and complete their degrees.